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Assistant Account Executive Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Edelman.
Interview Details – Several phone interviews and one Skype interview
Interview Question – Questions were expected and pretty easy! Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There is definitely room for negotiation, even if you're negotiating for a junior role. I wish I negotiated but I didn't.
Vice President/Group Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Edelman.
Interview Details – Submitted resume through a colleague already working at Edelman. Was interviewed by HR via phone. She indicated that next steps would include speaking with other team members, but then circled back and said they decided to promote from within another Edelman office.
Interview Question – There really wasn't a difficult question. Answer Question
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Edelman.
Interview Details – Sent my resume in to employee who connected me with member of HR...Two week span in between that - Was invited to come into the office and interview
Interview Question – If you could work for any account, which would it be? Answer Question
Edelman/Account Supervisor Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Edelman in August 2010.
Interview Details – Be prepared to go through 2-3 interviews with different groups o 2-3 staff.
Interview Question – They will ask you a lot about past experience and how it relates to the current position open. Just be ready to talk about variety of experience. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Work with HR to negotiation salary over phone
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at Edelman.
Interview Details – I was first contacted via email by the HR representative asking to schedule a phone interview with them. Questions like, "Why Edelman?" "Why PR?" were asked. Hearing a response back took about a week. I was selected for an in-person interview where you are interviewed by a panel of three; your potential manager, an account executive and a senior account supervisor. Questions like, "Give me a time when you worked with a team of people to get something done, and what was your role." "What are your strengths and weaknesses." "Why Edelman and not another boutique or major agency competitor of ours?" Pretty standard questions, you really just have to show them that you want the position.
After the interview, there was a 30-minute grammar test you had to take. Those questions included punctuation usage, effect/affect, etc.
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
Senior Account Supervisor Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Edelman.
Interview Details – Contacted via LinkedIn. Passed on a few interview requests. After a few months agreed to interview with Corporate Team. They were slow to keep the process moving and the HR coordinator mixed up some meetings. After being told that the job was essentially mine pending a final step, they they promoted someone internally.
Interview Question – Questions were pretty standard. They seemed to be most interested in my corporate background and management history. Answer Question
Client Services Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Edelman in July 2012.
Interview Details – I started out with a message on Twitter. an SAE was advertising for Edelman. They invited me to interview with them, and after flying out to DC, I met with the intern leads, but not my direct supervisor. After the interview, I was given a writing exam, that was simple enough for a 5th grader to pass. A few days later, they called me back and said I got the job
Interview Question – They asked normal questions about how I handle myself within the office, and asked me about why I would work as an intern, even though I had enough experience for an AAE View Answer
Account Executive Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Edelman in March 2013.
Interview Details – Submitted materials and they called pretty quickly afterward. Pretty basic phone interview; 1x1 was basically just a run through of what they were looking for and seeing how I would fit in with the culture. It was fairly painless, especially since I had been preparing for a rigorous interview.
Interview Question – Nothing really stood out--pretty standard. Answer Question
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Edelman in April 2013.
Interview Details – I went through about 3 interviews. Honestly, the best thing I did was know as much information about the company that was deeper than what was available on their website or just headlines.
Interview Question – Pretty basic questions Answer Question
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Edelman in November 2013.
Interview Details – Brought in for an in face interview with my direct supervisor to be. Follow up call from a more senior member of team. Brought in for a writing sample.
Interview Question – What are your weakest aspects? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Not bad, the internship program is pretty set.
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